Night Sky Photography Class


In June and July 2016 the AAA completed its first Night Sky Photography Class. Led by AAA board member Stan Honda, the instruction consisted of four classroom session and one field trip–to the UACNJ site in Jenny Jump State Park. Shown here is work by the students, mostly from the Jenny Jump trip but also from other locations. (Click on images to enlarge)

Jenny Jump: Sony a6000, 12mm, f/2.0 manual lens, ISO 6400, 13 sec f2.8 by Chirag Upreti

Jenny Jump: Sony a6000, 12mm, f/2.0 manual lens, ISO 6400, 13 sec f2.8 by Chirag Upreti

Jenny Jump: Star trail, Sony a6000, 16mm lens, ISO 500, 58 sec. per shot, interval of 1 sec. between shots, by Chirag Upreti

Jenny Jump: Star trail, Sony a6000, 16mm lens, ISO 500, 58 sec. per shot, interval of 1 sec. between shots, by Chirag Upreti

Jenny Jump: Canon 6D, Rokinon 14mm f2.8, 9 frame composite by Ed Rojas

Jenny Jump: Canon 6D, Rokinon 14mm f2.8, 9 frame composite by Ed Rojas

Jenny Jump: Canon 6D, Rokinon 14mm f2.8, ISO 3200, 20-30 seconds, f2.8. by Ed Rojas

Jenny Jump: Canon 6D, Rokinon 14mm f2.8, ISO 3200, 20-30 seconds, f2.8. by Ed Rojas

Jenny Jump: Big Dipper by David Fink

Jenny Jump: Big Dipper by David Fink

Jenny Jump: Casseopiea rising, by David Fink.

Jenny Jump: Casseopiea rising, by David Fink.

Jenny Jump: Star Trail with Polaris - Polaris peeking from within the top of the tree & the trees lit up by waning gibbous moon. Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 mm at 16mm. Exposure: 30 frames at ISO 800, 60 sec., f 2.8 for each frame, an interval of 1 sec between frames. Processed using StarStaX. By Gowri Lakshminarayanan

Jenny Jump: Star Trail with Polaris – Polaris peeking from within the top of the tree & the trees lit up by waning gibbous moon. Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 mm at 16mm. Exposure: 30 frames at ISO 800, 60 sec., f 2.8 for each frame, an interval of 1 sec between frames. Processed using StarStaX. By Gowri Lakshminarayanan

Jenny Jump: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 mm at 16mm. ISO 1600, 15 sec., f 2.8 by Gowri Lakshminarayanan

Jenny Jump: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 mm at 16mm. ISO 1600, 15 sec., f 2.8 by Gowri Lakshminarayanan

Captiva Island, FL: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 lens at 16mm,  ISO 3200, 20 sec., f/2.8 by James Pelzer.

Captiva Island, FL: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 lens at 16mm, ISO 3200, 20 sec., f/2.8 by James Pelzer.

Captiva Island, FL: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 lens at 16mm,  ISO 3200, 30 sec., f/2.8 by James Pelzer.

Captiva Island, FL: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35 lens at 16mm, ISO 3200, 30 sec., f/2.8 by James Pelzer.

North-South Lake: Milky Way, ISO 3200, 38 seconds, f/3.5 by Katherine Bodis

North-South Lake: Milky Way, ISO 3200, 38 seconds, f/3.5 by Katherine Bodis

Fahnestock State Park: Star Trail, ISO 1000, f/3.5, 20 frames, 2 min exposure each by Katherine Bodis

Fahnestock State Park: Star Trail, ISO 1000, f/3.5, 20 frames, 2 min exposure each by Katherine Bodis

Jenny Jump: Canon 700D(T5i), Canon 10-18 f/5.6, ISO 3200 25 seconds. By Kelvin Paulino

Jenny Jump: Canon 700D(T5i), Canon 10-18 f/5.6, ISO 3200 25 seconds. By Kelvin Paulino

North-South Lake: MilkyWay-Mars-Saturn, Canon T5 Rebel, 18mm, f3.5 at 20 seconds, ISO 3200 by Laura Mitchell

North-South Lake: MilkyWay-Mars-Saturn, Canon T5 Rebel, 18mm,
f3.5 at 20 seconds, ISO 3200 by Laura Mitchell

Jenny Jump: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-34 lens at 16mm ISO 3200, 15 sec. f 4. by Marcelo Cabrera

Jenny Jump: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-34 lens at 16mm ISO 3200, 15 sec. f 4. by Marcelo Cabrera

Jenny Jump: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-34 lens at 16mm ISO 3200, 15 sec. f 4. by Marcelo Cabrera

Jenny Jump: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-34 lens at 16mm ISO 3200, 15 sec. f 4. by Marcelo Cabrera

Jenny Jump: Nikon D5300, Nikon 10-24 mm lens at 10mm, ISO 3200, 15 sec., f 4. by Maggie Machinsky

Jenny Jump: Nikon D5300, Nikon 10-24 mm lens at 10mm, ISO 3200, 15 sec., f 4. by Maggie Machinsky

Jenny Jump: Nikon D5300, Nikon 10-24 mm lens at 10mm, ISO 3200, 15 sec., f 4. by Maggie Machinsky

Jenny Jump: Nikon D5300, Nikon 10-24 mm lens at 10mm, ISO 3200, 15 sec., f 4. by Maggie Machinsky

Dobbs Ferry: Moonset, Canon 70D, Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 lens, zoomed to 35mm. ISO 800, 2 seconds, f/8. The shot was taken off my back deck in Dobbs Ferry (Westchester County), NY, looking west towards the Hudson and southern Rockland County and the NY/NJ border by Mark Hefter

Dobbs Ferry: Moonset, Canon 70D, Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 lens, zoomed to 35mm. ISO 800, 2 seconds, f/8. The shot was taken off my back deck in Dobbs Ferry (Westchester County), NY, looking west towards the Hudson and southern Rockland County and the NY/NJ border by Mark Hefter

Grafton, VT: Milky Way, Canon D70, Sigma 20mm f1.4 lens. ISO 1600, 8 sec, f 1.4, by Mark Hefter

Grafton, VT: Milky Way, Canon D70, Sigma 20mm f1.4 lens. ISO 1600, 8 sec, f 1.4, by Mark Hefter

Jenny Jump: by Nathaniel Polish

Jenny Jump: by Nathaniel Polish

Sony a7Rii, 14mm f2.8, ISO 5000, 15-30” exposures, f2.8 by Preston Stahly

Sony a7Rii, 14mm f2.8, ISO 5000, 15-30” exposures, f2.8 by Preston Stahly

Star trail: Started at 9:30pm (7/18): Sony a7r ii, 14mm Rokinon fish-eye, f/8, iso 100, 140 exposures of 30” with 1” between each shot, then 6 black frames (lens cap on) into StarStax by Preston Stahly

Star trail: Started at 9:30pm (7/18): Sony a7r ii, 14mm Rokinon fish-eye, f/8, iso 100, 140 exposures of 30” with 1” between each shot, then 6 black frames (lens cap on) into StarStax by Preston Stahly

Jenny Jump: Tokina 11 – 20, f2.8, ISO 1000, 8 sec. by William Daniels

Jenny Jump: Tokina 11 – 20, f2.8, ISO 1000, 8 sec. by William Daniels

Jenny Jump: Tokina 11 – 20, f2.8, ISO 2500, 1 sec. by William Daniels

Jenny Jump: Tokina 11 – 20, f2.8,
ISO 2500, 1 sec. by William Daniels